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  • African leaders to court: Drop case against Sudan's leader
    Associated Press | February 01, 2015 12:48 am
    African leaders have called for the suspension or termination of charges at the International Criminal Court against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto.
  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
    Associated Press | February 01, 2015 12:42 am
    Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto's beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism.
  • Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word
    Associated Press | February 01, 2015 12:30 am
    Worried relatives of a Jordanian fighter pilot have asked their government be more open about negotiations for his release, after a second Islamic State group hostage was shown beheaded in a video purportedly from the militants.
  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 11:42 pm
    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.
  • Obama's choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 10:30 pm
    President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.
  • Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 9:43 pm
    The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a reporter known for his coverage of children and the poor:
  • Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 8:54 pm
    Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.
  • Chile's president pushes to ease ban on all abortions
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 5:54 pm
    President Michelle Bachelet sent legislation to Congress on Saturday proposing to allow some abortions in Chile, a socially conservative South American nation that is among the few countries in the world that ban abortion in all circumstances.
  • Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 5:42 pm
    President Barack Obama is calling the slaying of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."
  • Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 5:00 pm
    A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.
  • Obama mingles with power brokers at Alfalfa Club luncheon
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 4:54 pm
    President Barack Obama mingled with Washington power brokers at an Alfalfa Club luncheon.
  • Ex-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrenders
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 4:12 pm
    The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.
  • Japan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheading
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 3:12 pm
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.
  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 2:36 pm
    Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood -- or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria -- have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities -- typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.
  • Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani
    Associated Press | January 31, 2015 2:36 pm
    The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.
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